Current Affairs Daily Digest – June 18 2019
1. Lt General Faiz Hameed appointed Pakistan ISI chief
Pakistan has appointed Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed as the new Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). He was previously serving as the head of the Counter Intelligence wing in the ISI. Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed replaces Lieutenant Gen Asim Munir, who was appointed to head the ISI only eight months ago.”
2. India to host COP-14 of UNCCD
India to host COP-14 of UNCCD. India will be hosting the 14th session of the Conference of Parties (COP-14) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) for the first time. COP-14 will be held between September 2 and 14 in Delhi.
3. The 2nd edition of India and Italy Joint Working Group on counter terrorism was held in New Delhi
The 2nd edition of India and Italy Joint Working Group on counter terrorism was held in New Delhi. The 2nd Meeting of India-Italy Joint Working Group on Counter Terrorism was held in New Delhi, India on 17 June 2019.
The meeting was co-chaired by Mahaveer Singhvi, Joint Secretary (Counter Terrorism), Ministry of External Affairs and Diego Brasioli, Principal Director for Security, Disarmament and non- Proliferation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Italy.
4. The 48th DG conference was held between India’s BSF and BGB was concluded in Dhaka, Bangladesh
The 48th DG conference was held between India’s BSF and BGB was concluded in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The 48th DG conference was held between India’s Border Security Force (BSF) and the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB). It was concluded on 15 June at Dhaka, Bangladesh. A Joint Record of Discussion was signed by DG, BSF, Rajni Kant Mishra and DG, BGB, Major General Md Shafeenul Islam.
5. Union minister Jagat Prakash Nadda appointed as the party’s working president
Union minister Jagat Prakash Nadda appointed as the party’s working president. Union minister Jagat Prakash Nadda, a Senior BJP leader and former, was appointed as the party’s working president during a parliamentary board meeting on 17 June.
The announcement was made by former BJP president and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh after the party’s highest decision-making body’s meeting, which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulate Nadda on his appointment.
6. For the first, the Lucknow government has begun the construction of roads using plastic waste
For the first, the Lucknow government has begun the construction of roads using plastic waste. The Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) is constructing a road using plastic waste for the first time ever. The road is constructed from Gomti Nagar Police Station to Indian Institute of Management (IIM) under a pilot project by LDA in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The LDA has followed guidelines of the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) in road construction.
7. Tennis Ranking: Naomi Osaka, Novak Djokovic continue as World No. 1
In the latest Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings Naomi Osaka of Japan’s and Novak Djokovic of Serbia continue to be as World Number 1.
The latest ATP and WTA rankings were announced ahead of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships that is scheduled to take place at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom (UK) starting 1 July 2019.
8.33rd Federation Cup Basketball Tournament 2019
At the 33rd Federation Cup Basketball Championship for Men and Women held over the past week in Gautam Buddha University in Greater Noida, Punjab Police and Eastern Railway won the men’s and women’s titles respectively….
Punjab Police won the match by winning over Indian Army with 91-71. The bulk of scoring was done by Harshpreet Singh Bhullar, Amjyot Singh and Ranbir Singh.
9. World Food India 2019 to be held in New Delhi
Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, recently announced that World Food India 2019 will be held at Vigyan Bhawan and Rajpath Lawns in New Delhi from 1st to 4th November 2019.
The announcement was made while Smt. Kaur was chairing a meeting with various stakeholders of World Food India including CEOs of major food processing companies and Industry Associations.
10. Paytm Mall names Rudra Dalmia as Exec Director, Board member
Paytm Mall has named Rudra Dalmia as the Executive Director and also appointed him to its board. Dalmia is an SRCC alumnus and has an MBA from Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. “I welcome [Dalmia] to Paytm family…am proud to see him as a board member of Paytm e-commerce,” Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma said.
11. Rashid Khan 1st spinner in history to give away 100 runs in an ODI
World number three ODI bowler Rashid Khan has become the first spinner in history to give away 100 runs in an ODI. The 20-year-old Afghan conceded 110 runs including 11 sixes and three fours off his nine overs against England in their 2019 World Cup match today. As many as 12 fast bowlers have conceded 100+ runs in an ODI.
12. Eoin Morgan breaks world record for hitting most sixes in an ODI
England captain Eoin Morgan set the world record for most sixes (17) in an ODI, achieving the feat during his 71-ball 148-run knock against Afghanistan in World Cup today. The previous record (16 sixes) was jointly held by Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers. Morgan also smashed the fastest World Cup hundred by an England player (57 balls).
13. Autistic Pride Day observed on June 18
Autistic Pride Day, originally an Aspies for Freedom initiative, is a pride celebration for autistics held on 18 June each year. Autistic pride recognises the importance of pride for autistics and its role in bringing about positive changes in the broader society.